Bangladesh, food adulteration is considered as a “Silent Killer” now a day. It is very difficult to find a sector of food industry in Bangladesh which is free of adulteration. From raw vegetable and fruits to milk and milk products, fish, meat and processed food–every food item is contaminated. Contamination of foods with toxic chemicals like carbide, formalin, heavy metal, chemical, textile colors, artificial sweeteners, DDT, urea and so on pose a serious threat to public health, especially in a country like Bangladesh through damaging vital organs like liver, kidney, pancreas etc.
Beside food adulteration, indiscriminate use of antimicrobial compounds for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases in poultry and other animals is making an incurable condition through gradual development of resistance against antimicrobials. The resistant strains of bacteria subsequently, in many cases, enter food chain of human, animal and birds, making them vulnerable to many diseases that cost huge money and lives in many cases.
In Bangladesh, literacy about safe food among people is poor, and level of awareness is very low. As a result, producers, traders and/or consumers are equally being affected by unsafe foods. Thus, it is crucial to maintain a safe food chain for ensuring health, and subsequently a health nation.